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New contract for park concessionaire

Rainier Guest Services has been awarded a 10-year contract to continue running the lodging, food and beverage, and other commercial services within Mount Rainier National Park The contract coves Paradise…

River salmon are here and there

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Opportunities are plentiful for anglers targeting salmon in the Cowlitz River, and catching has been pretty good. Joe Hymer, supervisory fish biologist for Pacific…

High-flying Eagles await Bothell

Central Kitsap found out last Saturday what one South Puget Sound League 4A opponent after another learned about Graham-Kapowsin High School’s football team. The Eagles, who used a punishing ground…

Cruisers plunge into state soccer tourney

Eatonville High School’s girls soccer team began this week as a contender in the state 1A tournament, despite experiencing losing for the first time this season. Seattle Academy blanked the…

King’s ousts Cruisers from playoffs

King’s beat Eatonville 30-12 Friday in a class 1A district high school football playoff game, ending the Cruisers’ 2013 season. The Knights (8-2), who hosted the contest, will advance to…

Thriving in all-day grade K

Thriving in all-day grade K

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer The Bethel and Eatonville school districts see the value in all-day kindergarten. Krista Carlson, spokeswoman for Bethel, said the district has offered all-day kindergarten programs…

County wins jail case, avoids possible $1.9 million judgment

In a lawsuit that could have cost Pierce County nearly $2 million if the verdict had gone the other way, a jury has ruled in favor of the county in…

Here’s why flu shots are important

By Roger Muller The leaves are changing colors, store shelves are filling with Halloween decorations and evening temperatures are dipping into the 40s. Fall has arrived in Washington, and that…

Now that was what we call good news

Now that was what we call good news

One role of The Dispatch we enjoy the most is sharing the good news of accomplishments by people and organizations. Here’s a quick recap of what we were happy to…

Free weekend at park

Admission to Mount Rainier National Park will be free for three days beginning this Satuday – and bring your tire chains. Park superintendent Randy King said entrance fees will be…